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San Diego Harbor Police officer tests positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 1:36 PM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 16:36:07-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – A San Diego Harbor Police officer tested positive for the coronavirus, Port of San Diego officials confirmed Wednesday.

Port officials said the officer has not reported for duty since March 20 and began feeling sick after that date.

Once the officer’s positive test was confirmed, Port officials said an investigation “determined the officer has not been in contact with any other Port employees or Port facilities since that time.”

Port officials said other Port and Harbor Police Department staff were notified of the case.

According to Port officials, the unidentified officer is isolated at home and under a physician’s care. While in isolation, the officer has been told to monitor for additional virus symptoms.

In a news release, Port officials said: “Prioritizing the health and well-being of the public, our partners, and Port employees and their families, Harbor Police has protective measures in place including supplying officers with hand sanitizer and facial coverings; and conducting meetings virtually when possible. Harbor Police also encourages the public to maintain social distancing for their health as well as first responders.”